If you’re looking for additional education on farming, business planning, or other topics, check out the following resources.
The Community Food & Agriculture Coalition offers workshops and field days on business planning and production topics for beginning farmers and ranchers.
Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell offers a two-year degree on Integrated Agriculture and Food Systems.
Montana State University offers a variety of four-year degree programs in agriculture, including Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems and the College of Agriculture, which has programs in economics, education, animal and range science, microbiology, land resources, and plant sciences.
The National Center for Appropriate Technology offers an online resource, ATTRA, which includes a broad array of publications and resources for farmers and ranchers. Topic areas include beginning farmers, field crops, horticultural crops, livestock and pasture, local food systems, marketing, business and risk management, organic farming, pest management, soils and compost, and water management.
The University of Montana offers four-year and master’s degrees in Environmental Studies with a focus area on food and farming.